12 Best Washing Machines Consumer Reports in 2019 – Top Rated Brands

The washing machine is, with the refrigerator, one of the household appliances most present in homes. More than 94% of French people have one. And contrary to appearances, the “washing machine” does not stop to innovate … Washing machine connected, cleaning or steam stripping, washing by an air bubble or water recirculation, Inverter motor, these are the latest innovations proposed by manufacturers. Faced with the range and number of models offered, the consumer must know how to navigate.

Different criteria intervene in the choice of a washing machine. Moreover, it is important to choose a washing machine because it must be able to do your laundry properly. For this, you should pay attention to the efficiency of washing and spinning, loading volume, water, and energy consumption and the sound level of the device when it is running. These are the essential points to consider, but there are also other criteria such as dimensions, type, programming, the weight of the device and many other less important.

Best Washing Machines by Top Brands

Bestseller No. 1
Giantex Portable Mini Compact Twin Tub Washing Machine 17.6lbs Washer Spain Spinner, Blue+ White
1938 Reviews
Giantex Portable Mini Compact Twin Tub Washing Machine 17.6lbs Washer Spain Spinner, Blue+ White
  • 【Compact Twin Tub Washing Design 】: This is our portable mini compact twin tub washing machine which is...
  • 【Large Capacticy】: Washing tube: place clothing in the wash tub section, rated washing capacity: 11 lbs....
Bestseller No. 2
KUPPET Compact Twin Tub Portable Mini Washing Machine 21lbs Capacity,...
7 Reviews
KUPPET Compact Twin Tub Portable Mini Washing Machine 21lbs Capacity,...
  • ▲【Large Capacity】2019New! Feature the twin tub dual function design can save your precious time by...
  • ▲【Easy Operation】 Simple design of the operation panel, wash timing, wash options, drain options, and...
Bestseller No. 3
OKVAC Full-Automatic Washing Machine, 8lbs Top Load Washer&Spin, 8 Preset Programs Panel with Child...
10 Reviews
OKVAC Full-Automatic Washing Machine, 8lbs Top Load Washer&Spin, 8 Preset Programs Panel with Child...
  • Compact Design: Wash and Spin 2-in-1 8lbs Capacity.Equipped with gravity drain.
  • Full-Automatic Washer: 8 Preset Programs, Timer and Water Level Control with LED Display.Without Drain Pump.
Bestseller No. 4
Best Choice Products Portable Compact Lightweight Mini Twin Tub Laundry Washing Machine and Spin...
1369 Reviews
Best Choice Products Portable Compact Lightweight Mini Twin Tub Laundry Washing Machine and Spin...
  • COMPACT TWIN TUB DESIGN: Portable washing machine and spin cycle is constructed of durable plastic material
  • RELIABLE CAPACITY: Enjoy the convenience of washing and spinning up to 13 total pounds of laundry (Washer: 8...
Bestseller No. 5
Panda PAN56MGW2 Compact Portable Washing Machine, 1.6cu.ft/11lbs Capacity
138 Reviews
Panda PAN56MGW2 Compact Portable Washing Machine, 1.6cu.ft/11lbs Capacity
  • It is a space-saving design which makes your laundry easy and simple. It is perfect for Apartment, RV,...
  • Lager size 1. 6cu. ft. capacity allows you to hold up to 11lbs. of cloth, timeless design, portable and...
SaleBestseller No. 6
Panda PAN56MGP3 Portable Compact Washing Machine, Cloth Washer, 1.6 cu.ft
62 Reviews
Panda PAN56MGP3 Portable Compact Washing Machine, Cloth Washer, 1.6 cu.ft
  • It is a space-saving design which makes your laundry easy and simple. It is perfect for Apartment, RV,...
  • Lager size 1. 6cu. ft. capacity allows you to hold up to 11lbs. of cloth, timeless design, portable and...
Bestseller No. 7
SUPER DEAL Upgraded Portable Full-Automatic Washing Machine Spacious Load Compact Washer - Built-in...
33 Reviews
SUPER DEAL Upgraded Portable Full-Automatic Washing Machine Spacious Load Compact Washer - Built-in...
  • ✔ Fully Automatic Cycle - Comes with one fully automatic cycle programmed to deliver the best washing and...
  • ✔ True Rinse Technology&Smart Drain Pump - No MORE poor rinses. Our True rinse technology delivers the best...
Bestseller No. 8
Giantex Full-Automatic Washing Machine Portable Compact 1.6 Cu.ft Laundry Washer Spin with Drain...
243 Reviews
Giantex Full-Automatic Washing Machine Portable Compact 1.6 Cu.ft Laundry Washer Spin with Drain...
  • 〖Multifunctional Control Panel〗- On the control panel are there ten programs, 8 water level selections and...
  • 〖Compact Design & Large Load Capacity〗- Giantex washing machine is compact and lightweight for you to...
Bestseller No. 9
SUPER DEAL Portable Compact Washing Machine, Mini Twin Tub Washing Machine w/Washer&Spinner, Gravity...
89 Reviews
SUPER DEAL Portable Compact Washing Machine, Mini Twin Tub Washing Machine w/Washer&Spinner, Gravity...
  • ★ The smallest and lightest twin tub portable washing machine available, our highly popular Super Compact...
  • ★ Save your precious time by washing and spinning dry loads at the same time. You can move clothes directly...
Bestseller No. 10
Top Load Washer, White, 44-1/4' H
8 Reviews
Top Load Washer, White, 44-1/4" H
  • 4.1 Cu. Ft. Capacity Stainless Steel Drum
  • 12 Wash Cycles / 5 Soil Levels / 4 Temperatures
Bestseller No. 11
Giantex Portable Compact Full-Automatic Laundry 8 lbs Load Capacity Washing Machine Washer/Spinner...
348 Reviews
Giantex Portable Compact Full-Automatic Laundry 8 lbs Load Capacity Washing Machine Washer/Spinner...
  • 【Relief Your Hands】: Our Giantex portable full automatic laundry washing machine only needs a small space...
  • 【Water Level and Mode Control】: 5 Programs for choosing: wash-rinse-spin, soak-wash-rinse -spin, wash,...
Bestseller No. 12
OKVAC Portable Washing Machine Twin Tub, 21lbs Load Capacity, Wash and Spin, Semi-Automatic
10 Reviews
OKVAC Portable Washing Machine Twin Tub, 21lbs Load Capacity, Wash and Spin, Semi-Automatic
  • Washer 13lbs + Spin Cycle 8lbs.
  • Easy Operation Panel: Wash Timer(up to 15 min), Mode Selector, Drain Selector, Spin Timer(up to 5 min).

Buying Guide

How to Select the Best Washing Machine

Washing

These criteria are conditioned by a number of programs, as are the consumption parameters. It turns out that the washing quality is the same in all machines on the market. In principle, the washing machine is used to clean soiled laundry normally where persistent stains or cooked blood will remain indelible unless you use a special product.

This is also the case, even with an ultra high-end machine. On the other hand, you have the possibility to adjust the device according to the type of washing that you want to undertake. With the eco program, the washing is done at 30 ° while with the linen, it will have to be at 60 ° C. The only way to know if your machine is effective is to use a spectrometer.

Spinning

Spinning is a system that rids the laundry of water by twisting. This function is essential in the final choice of your washing machine as it determines the drying time. The higher the spin speed, the faster the laundry dries. Some people think that spinning damages the laundry, which is completely wrong. On the contrary, this action makes it possible to press the clothes against the walls of the drum thus avoiding friction.

Capacity

The volume of washing machines oscillates between 5 to 15 kg. It will, therefore, take into account the number of users. In fact, this criterion corresponds to the amount of laundry to be cleaned during a cycle. However, lifestyle habits differ from one household to another. How often do you do laundry? Is it your clothes or your bedclothes? In short, you must answer these questions to know the washing capacity that suits you.

Consumption

This is an important point to clarify before acquiring your future washing machine. You will not necessarily rely on the energy label, but rather on how you wash clothes. For that, it is enough to follow in real time the cycle, which enables you to evaluate the cost of use according to the various programs. In this way, you could also measure the intelligence of the machine.

Sound

The washing machine is particularly noisy when it is running. For this reason, it should be installed in a classic room, not in a reverberant room, especially during washing and spinning. The sound level is usually indicated in the datasheet.

TOP OR FRONTAL

Dimensions, width, height, depth, installation under a worktop, removable top, here are some of the elements to take into account before buying a washing machine.

Long specific to the European market, the ” top ” still seduce a third of the people for their small width: 40 to 46  cm. Their capacity varies from 5 to 8 kg of maximum linen. But these overhead washing machines are disappearing in favor of another category of washing machines, front-end.

With front loading, porthole washing machines, also called front-end, are now the most sold on the European market. Their advantages? Be able to sit under the kitchen or bathroom worktop or support a “column” front tumble dryer, by installing an overlay kit between the two appliances. In the latter case, choose two devices of the same brand, or, failing that, the same manufacturer.

Mostly “free-standing”, these “front” are also available in an integrated version, allowing the attachment of a decorative door on their front. A stated goal: to be able to hide the washing machine among the furniture of an integrated kitchen. Very popular in the United Kingdom, this trend is not widespread in other regions of Europe.

The front faces are generally 60 cm wide and 85 cm high for a maximum capacity of between 5 and 12 kg. However, new categories of frontal arrive in France:

– “slim” (“thin” in English) are frontal machines with portholes of limited depth: between 33 and 45 cm. They measure 60 cm wide and their capacity varies between 4 and 6 kg approximately.

–  The compact machines: narrower than the “slim”, these frontal are also shallow. Their capacity is less than 5 kg.

– The American-size big size came out in the early 2000s. Wider and taller than conventional front-end machines, these non-standard washing machines – 12 to 15 kg of laundry – tend to disappear. Bosch, Whirlpool or Hotpoint have stopped their marketing.

WASHING MACHINE CLASSIC OR DRYING?

This is an issue when there is limited space. Both washing machine and dryer, these 2-in-1 have not only advantages. Both can be handy, but see the designs and then select the best one.

SPIN SPEED

The spin speed washing machines rose past 15 years to now reach  000 to 1  600 rpm. The main interest of an intensive spin is to extract more water from the textile fibers. Your clothes will come out less wet from the drum and will be quick to dry. If you have a dryer, its operating time and therefore its power consumption will be reduced. Given the difference in consumption between a washing machine motor and the resistance of a tumble dryer, it is better to opt for a better spin.

A caveat however since the maximum spin is not compatible with all types of textiles. Delicate programs such as wool, silk or “hand wash” limit the spin speed to a few hundred revolutions, far from the maximum spin speed.

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